Quinoa Stir Fry

Something I hear quite often is,“I don’t know how to cook healthy.” My tip? Just try it! Yes, there will be flops but you’ll never learn if you don’t try.

When I first started cooking cleaner I had no idea what I was doing because it was completely different than what I had grown up on for dinner. I’m a Minnesota girl who comes from a big family so “hot dish” was usually on the menu and don’t get me wrong casserole is amazing but it packs a lot of carbs and not always the best ingredients {like 3 cans of soup and a bucket of ketchup}. But after a few flops and some wins too my husband still said, “this is the best cooking since we’ve been married!”

I kept finding new recipes to try, experimented with my own and now cooking healthy is just second nature! Quinoa Stir Fry was one of my first meals that the whole family loved and is now a staple in our household. Plus, it’s 21 Day Fix approved!

Quinoa Stir Fry
4 cups mixed veggies
½ cup dry quinoa
1 ½ cups shredded chicken {I always use leftovers but you can cook the chicken before hand too}
1 teaspoon paprika
2 teaspoons chili powder
½ teaspoon turmeric

To cut down on dishes I make this all in one pan 🙂 Start by cooking your veggies then set them aside in a bowl. Next cook the quinoa as directed. Once the quinoa is finished add in the veggies, chicken, paprika, chili powder and turmeric. Stir and enjoy!

If you’re a 21 Day Fixer you can eat HALF of this entire pan, yes I said half! Which equals 2 reds, 2 greens and 1 yellow.

I make this for my husband, myself and our 2 year old. If you have a bigger family just double or triple the ingredients to suit your needs!

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